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Hawthorn (Crategus oxyancantha)

Hawthorn

Part of this plant used is Berries. It originates in Britain, North America, and Europe.

Hawthorn is a small thorny tree with white or red flowers and berries. It is one of the most valuable cardiovascular tonics available. The berries are rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to dilate peripheral and coronary blood vessels. This action helps alleviate hypertension and high blood pressure and reduce the severity and frequency of angina attacks. Hawthorn also is a rich source of procyanidins, which have sedative and antispasmodic effects.

Some traditional and other therapeutic uses of Hawthorn:
• Act as a cardiotonic, restoring both high and low blood pressure to normal.
• Treat irregular heartbeats and arterial spasms (Raynaud’s)
• Used in certain nervous disorders, such as insomnia

No side effect found but hawthorn may potentially the action of digitalis.

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